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Posted by olmal AKP STAFF Sunday, May 24, 2020

Records show suspected serial killer Choi Shin Jong was indicted for first-degree rape 8 years ago

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Records show suspected serial killer Choi Shin Jong was charged with first-degree rape 8 years ago but the court gave him a deferred sentence on the grounds that he was regretting his act. 


The identity of suspects in South Korea is usually not disclosed to the public before being found guilty, but on May 21, police decided to reveal the identity of the 31-year-old man who murdered 2 women from Jeonju and Busan as Choi Shin Jong. The suspect is known to be a former wrestler with a wife and one child. According to the North Jeolla Provincial Police Agency, Choi has admitted to killing two women on April 14 and 18. 

Back in 2012, Choi Shin Jong was charged with first-degree rape by restraining and raping the victim under duress. The case showed that Choi strangled and raped the victim, and brandished a 20 cm (7.87") long knife to keep the victim under confinement for 6 hours. However, the record shows he was sentenced to serve 3 years in prison and given a deferred sentence of 5 years after settling the case with the victim. The court at the time also did not disclose Choi's identity as a sex offender on the grounds he was young and regretting his act. 

In 2016, Choi appealed for a retrial based on the fact that the Korean Supreme court has ruled one of his charges being unconstitutionally harsh back in 2015.  In 2017, he was finally sentenced to a deferred sentence of 4 years and 3 years in prison. 

After the report went out, netizens are expressing concerns over the leniency of the court regarding sexual assaults. The police are further investing for additional charges as they found he could have been involved in more missing women cases. It is speculated he contacted more than 1000 women through a random stranger chat application.  

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SwiftFoot564 pts Sunday, May 24, 2020 3
Sunday, May 24, 2020


Reading this made me see red.

Especially this fucking part:

"Back in 2012, Choi Shin Jong was charged with first-degree rape...Choi strangled and raped the victim, and brandished a 20 cm (7.87") long knife to keep the victim under confinement for 6 hours" and "The court at the time also did not disclose Choi's identity as a sex offender on the grounds he was young and regretting his act. "

I'm sorry, there is absolutely no fucking way that someone can be so completely violent and "regret" his actions, like actually, truly regret them.

You're telling me that you let him off easy because he's "sorry" that he raped someone and kept her in his clutches using a weapon. And you're telling me you think it's enough that he's sorry? What an absolute fucking joke. This is how you know the law doesn't give a shit about women.

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nunyabsnss4,724 pts Sunday, May 24, 2020 4
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If they had given his first victim proper justice, lives could've been saved. He was allowed to go on and cause so much destruction and trauma in so many lives because his crime of rape wasn't taken seriously. Because violence against women isn't taken seriously. Those involved with his light sentencing have blood on their hands and I hope that fact haunts them at night. I pray for the victims and their families.

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